If you regularly set up new connections on your wireless router, it can help to enable WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). This allows compatible wireless software to connect to your router by pushing the WPS button, instead of having to type the security code.
WPS settings are disabled by default, however they can be enabled from the router's admin pages.
If it’s difficult to enter a wifi password into your device (printers for eg), it might need WPS
Log in to your Bright Box router's admin pages from your computer by following the steps below:
- Go to http://192.168.1.1/ (opens in a new tab or window)
- The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open
- Enter the username and password for the admin pages
- The username is admin (all lower case)
- The password can be found on a sticker on the bottom of your router
- Select LOGIN
- The STATUS page will open
- Select ADVANCED from the menu and click ACCEPT
- Open WIRELESS SETTINGS and select WIFI PROTECTED SETUP
- Select the ENABLE option and click on SAVE SETTINGS
- Your settings will be applied
- You can now connect to your Bright Box 2 using a compatible WPS device - you'll find some examples below
If you're unable to open your router's admin pages, try using the reset button found on the back of the router.
- Check your router is plugged in and turned on
- Turn your router around so that you can see the sockets on the back
- Look for a hole marked Reset
It will take about five minutes for the router to restart and connect with your broadband username and password. If it doesn't work, try changing your broadband password.
Connect using push button connect
When setting up a wireless connection, you may be given the option to push the WPS button on the router.
- Press and hold the WPS button on the router for five seconds - it will look like one of the options below:
- Alternatively, select Start PBC in Wi-Fi Protected Setup settings
- The Intelligent Wireless light on the router will flash quickly
- The wireless software will connect to the router, and then obtain the required wireless settings to set up a secure wireless connection
Connect using the PIN method
When setting up a wireless connection, some wireless software will prompt you to enter the router's PIN to set up a secure wireless connection.
You'll find the PIN in the WiFi protected settings.
Alternatively, the wireless software may give you a PIN for you to enter onto the router's admin pages - an example of a BlackBerry device has been included below:
In this case, type the key provided by the wireless device into the WiFi protected settings.
If you find you're unable to connect using WPS set up, don't worry. Simply connect by entering the router's wireless password instead.